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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Check out the new RoboCop 2014 Movie Trailer:
We have some Robocop figures based on the first movie with Peter Weller. We expect to get some figures based on the 2014 reboot movie shortly. Please check back again.
We still have to wait until February 2014 for this to ship, but you can finally pre-order an absolutely amazing RoboCop figure from Sideshow and Hot Toys. It’s amazing.
Designed with die-cast materials for even more absolute awesomeness, this 12-inch figure also features the following:
The movie-accurate RoboCop MMS Diecast Sixth Scale Figure is highly detailed, featuring a newly sculpted body, metallic black, grey and silver armor, and interchangeable lower faces. RoboCop speaks six memorable quotes from the film, allowing fans to recreate their favorite scenes.
The RoboCop Sixth Scale Figure features:
Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of RoboCop
Newly sculpted and refined body
Approximately 30 cm tall
Over 30 points of articulation
Four (4) interchangeable lower faces
Speaks six (6) memorable quotes from RoboCop:
‘Drop the gun, you are under arrest.’
‘Thank you for your cooperation. Goodnight.’
‘Stay out of trouble!’
‘Dead or alive, you are coming with me.’
‘Come quietly or there will be trouble.’
‘Serve the public trust. Protect the innocent. Uphold the law.’
Contains diecast material
Black, light grey and silver armor
Special features on armor:
One (1) battle damaged helmet
One (1) battle damaged chest plate
Working thigh hostler
Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
One (1) pair of palms with improved articulation and movable fingers
One (1) pair of fists
One (1) fist with spike
One (1) pistol
Figure stand with RoboCop nameplate and movie logo
Remote control for sound effect system
Working in Detroit, any cop would be a little worse for wear– and ROBOCOP is no exception. Take a look at what the mean streets have done to him in this figure repaint:
Standing about 7 inches tall, Robocop comes with weaponry and switch-out hands. He’s in-stock now, so if you’re a fan of the film franchise, don’t hesitate!
Just what it says on the tin! Part Robot, Part Cop, All Awesome.
The new ROBOCOP figure stands about 7 inches tall and features all the great sculpting you’ve come to expect from NECA. They bring even that little tiny bit of Peter Weller’s face to life and the rest of the armour looks exactly as you’d want it. It makes a fantastic display item for any fan of Detroit’s one-man army in the war on crime.
Things seem to be moving right along! Here’s the story of the upcoming RoboCop statue, as reported by The Guardian!
Bronze, gleaming and over seven feet tall, RoboCop surveys the city of Detroit beneath his feet, striking terror into residents, tourists and pigeons. This is the dream of Brandon Walley, who will soon see it become a reality after his online campaign to build a statue of the ass-kicking cyber justice raised more than $60,000 (£37,000).
It all started when Walley tweeted mayor Dave Bing after noticing the lack of a certain something: “Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & RoboCop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.” The response was not encouraging. For most people that would have been the end of it. Not for Walley. He galvanised internet interest and set up a Kickstarter page with a $50,000 goal. Within days, half of that had flooded in from residents and fans. The campaign ended last Saturday; it’s now just a case of getting the statue made and erected.
As Walley’s initial tweet pointed out, such statues are increasingly commonplace. Apart from Rocky in Philadelphia, there’s also Milwaukee’s tribute to the Fonz, an impressive Martian ship from War of the Worlds in Surrey, Cary Grant in Bristol, Woody Allen in Oviedo, Spain, and a tribute to Braveheart’s William Wallace (surely prompted by the film) that was so bad the residents of Stirling had it removed in 2008.
But is a RoboCop statue really such a good idea for Detroit? With the implosion of its once-bustling auto industry and the collapse of America’s industrial-based economy, the Motor City has been left economically decimated to the point that residents have fled in record numbers – leaving behind a deserted town, decaying and depressed. Hence the project has its critics, who have claimed it represents a crass waste of money. Moreover, the story of RoboCop – set in a futuristic Detroit drowning in crime – suggests an image of violence and urban deprivation the city is trying to get away from. And the 1987 tale of a cop who is brutally murdered only to be resurrected as a cyborg was actually filmed in Dallas, not Detroit.
Obviously, the money could go towards better causes, but Kickstarter is a site for private funding and Walley, who works for a non-profit organisation aiming to revitalise the city, says the campaign has started a healthy debate about philanthropy and why people are so keen to donate to this but not to local charities.
But why shouldn’t Detroit exploit the RoboCop connection for all the revenue it can get? Why not go the whole hog and construct an entire attraction around the metallic maniac? Like the Beatles Experience in Liverpool, but with more bad guys getting shot in the nuts.
There are those who would say that RoboCop is hardly an inspirational role model but to them I say, “Nay!” Beyond the wider themes of privatisation and morality, RoboCop reminds us that in dark times, even if corporations, criminals and governments screw you, you can still be human and hang on to your principles. (Interestingly, director Paul Verhoeven revealed last year that RoboCop was a metaphor for Christ. Maybe 1987 just wasn’t ready for RoboJesus).
And let us not forget the over-arching reason why Detroit should have a statue devoted to a film now so dated it resembles a Garth Marenghi sketch – it’s just funny. And the world could do with a bit of funny right now.
The acclaimed RoboCop was released over twenty years ago, now, but like any true pop culture hero, you can’t keep this officer down. We just got a brand new figure from the film, a 1:6 scale model of the battle-damaged ED209. It’s a 15-inch version of the mech and looks great displayed with any of the other figures.
At a whopping $599.99 from Sideshow Toys, it’s definitely an investment for die-hard fans, but if you’re looking for something considerably more affordable, check out our RoboCop section for other items like figures and an awesome 3-D poster, plus these Mezo Mez-its:
And if that isn’t enough good news for RoboCop fans, there’s news, now, that 2010 will see his triumphant return in comics by Rob Williams and Fabiano Neves. You can read more about the Dynamite Entertainment release at Newsarama. Here’s a little peek at the art: